Crime & Law

Court remands driver who caused accident that killed 12 persons into police custody

A Cape Coast Circuit Court has remanded 38-year-old Paul Kwah, the truck driver who crushed into the Toyota Hiace and killed 12 persons into police custody for two weeks to reappear on August 18, 2022.

Twelve out of 15 passengers died instantly in a head-on collision between a Benz bus and a truck loaded with cement at Eduagyir, near Ayensudo in the Central Region.

Only one female survived and was sent to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The 11 others who died comprised of 7 males and 4 females with one dying at the

Eye witnesses told the media that the truck with registration number GM 2670-12 was overtaking other vehicles at a point on the highway engulfed in smoke due to a near-by bush burning.

Richard Karikari, who spoke to Kakraba said the truck driver, who took to his heels after the accident, may have been blinded by a smoke which had covered the boulevard.

He is said to have run his truck straight into the Takoradi-bound bus, which had 15 passengers aboard.

The only survivor, a female, is said to have been rushed to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for emergency care.

The Elmina Command of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) immediately deployed officers to the scene to ensure free flow of traffic.

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